From the deserts to the savanna,
The sand dunes to the riverine
I see the beauty in our motherland
I celebrate our tribes and tongues
Igbo and Swahili, Hausa and Fulani
One race, One family
in a baptism of trials.
Wars and conflicts plaguing our landmarks
destroying our unity and breaking our oneness
Hate still spreads yet we watch and carry on.
The young, the bold and restless
In mass they flee
with hope to rest
in the sweetness of life promised in the West
I know what Africa Needs
Not wars but peace
not hate but love
Knowing that tribe or tongue matters not
Because in oneness we share
our race and our pride.
Tears and blood we want no more
Street littered with bodies
We have seen with gore
Rwanda to Biafra
Congo to Uganda
Somalia to Sudan
Now Janjaweed to BokoHaram
NO! NO!! NO!!!
Return to bliss Africans!
Return to Peace Africans!!
Our story, now we must tell
Because the trash from the media in the west still sells
My heart still longs for Her (Africa) glory restored
The day draws nigh
When to others we will do
As we wish to us be done.